Utah GOP Officials Urge Congress to Act on Immigration Reform

27 current and former GOP elected officials sent a letter to Utah’s Congressional delegation urging them to act on immigration reform this year, saying the system is “broken.”

The letter, signed by members of Utah’s legislature and former U.S. Senator Jake Garn says, in part:

“The system is broken for the business owners who are unable to grow their businesses due to workforce shortages. These shortages affect both high-skill and low-skill industries alike. When these industries are stifled, so is job creation for all Americans.

The system is broken for farmers who are producing below their capacity when they cannot meet their labor demands. According to the Partnership for a New American Economy (PNAE), labor shortages in the agriculture industry are causing a loss of over $3 billion in GDP and over $1 billion in farm income.

You can see the full letter below.